Monthly Archives: December 2017

How to Properly Regulate Ventilator Settings (AC, SIMV, RR, FiO2)

Scenario: Your patient is on a ventilator. Questions: How are you going to regulate that? What does that even mean? How do you make sure that the ventilator installed appropriately? What are the different modes of ventilation? Don’t panic! Breathe. With Mike’s ventilator setting memorization tips, you can easily answer those questions without second-guessing yourself. [...]

By | 2017-12-23T22:06:44-08:00 December 29th, 2017|Medical, Nursing, Nursing School, Student Info|Comments Off on How to Properly Regulate Ventilator Settings (AC, SIMV, RR, FiO2)

Liver Cirrhosis Pathophysiology Sing-Along

Memorizing becomes easier with a song. A topic so extensive requires a certain technique that would make it painless for students to remember. At SimpleNursing.com, Mike has created a song to the tune of “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”, making it more fun and interesting for students to recall everything there is [...]

By | 2017-12-23T22:06:58-08:00 December 27th, 2017|Medical, Nursing, Nursing School, Student Info|Comments Off on Liver Cirrhosis Pathophysiology Sing-Along

Antihypertensive Drugs: A Closer Look at Beta-Blockers

Beta-blockers are, in the simplest sense, heart medications for patients with hypertension that is mainly focused on the conduction system of the heart. Just to refresh your memory, there are two ways to lower blood pressure. Relieving pressure from the pipes by decreasing fluid volume. These are your ACE inhibitors and diuretics. Decrease rate of [...]

By | 2017-12-23T22:05:17-08:00 December 25th, 2017|Medical, Nursing, Nursing School, Student Info, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Antihypertensive Drugs: A Closer Look at Beta-Blockers

Fluids and Electrolytes Effortless Memorization Tricks – Part 4

Are you stressing about fluids and electrolytes on your upcoming comprehensive exams, or your finals, or your HESI, or even your ATI? SimpleNursing.com received an urgent inquiry from one of our active members from our Facebook page that has over 16,000 student members. If you wanted to join and get answers to nursing questions in [...]

By | 2017-12-23T22:05:36-08:00 December 22nd, 2017|Medical, Nursing, Nursing School, Student Info|Comments Off on Fluids and Electrolytes Effortless Memorization Tricks – Part 4

EKG Rhythms: Learn Accurate Interpretation in 15 Seconds or Less – Part 1

An ECG waveform is composed of the following: Isometric line - starting point of a rhythm, the heart is not contracting P wave – happens during atrial contraction QRS wave – occurs ventricular contraction T wave – repolarization When interpreting a rhythm, you have to keep in mind that there are a couple of criteria [...]

By | 2017-12-23T22:05:25-08:00 December 20th, 2017|Medical, Nursing, Nursing School|Comments Off on EKG Rhythms: Learn Accurate Interpretation in 15 Seconds or Less – Part 1

3 Simple Steps to Succeed in Nursing School

Ever feel like you’re walking on the edge of a nursing school cliff, trying so hard not to lose your balance between your dreams of becoming a nurse and your life? If your answer is a resounding “yes” then you might be able to relate to Jamie. Like any other nursing student who has built [...]

By | 2017-12-23T22:04:51-08:00 December 18th, 2017|Medical, Nursing, Nursing School, Student Info|Comments Off on 3 Simple Steps to Succeed in Nursing School